Wolves Notes: Trades, KAT, Culver

Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas said trading away Jeff Teague gave the team added flexibility, as Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic relays (Twitter link).

“We want to be positioned where we can take advantage of opportunities that present themselves where you can acquire a high-level player and give a team savings if they need it,” the executive said.

Minnesota traded Teague and Treveon Graham to Atlanta for wing Allen Crabbe earlier today. Here’s more from Minnesota:

  • The Wolves are confident they’re on the same page with their superstar Karl-Anthony Towns, as Rosas tells Chris Hine of The Star Tribune. “We have an ownership group and a leadership group here that’s given us every resource to be successful,” Rosas said. “We’ve been aggressive at every step of the way during my short tenure here, whether it’s the draft or free agency, to bring in high-level talent. There’s going to be challenges along that path, but I’m extremely confident we’re on the same page and there’s full commitment from every level here to make this successful.”
  • In the same piece, Rosas added that the team is happy with No. 6 overall pick Jarrett Culver‘s progress. “What he’s doing in a semi-point guard role this year, for a guy at his age, with his skill set, is very exciting. History shows you that guys will improve their shooting,” Rosas said. “…We’re very excited about what he means for this organization now and in the future.”
  • Former Suns general manager Ryan McDonough has been in Minnesota, visiting with the Wolves’ coaching staff and front office, Krawcynski tweets. The scribe adds that the late Flip Saunders had a history of meeting with coaches who were currently out of the league.
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10 thoughts on “Wolves Notes: Trades, KAT, Culver

  1. Can’t wait for GSW to trade Russell elsewhere and then the wolves be like uhhhh but we where going to give you Covington and a first ….
    Then all of a sudden Towns request a trade cause he realises that the wolves aren’t building around him they are laying bricks around him

    • x%sure

      Probably more to hear from this angle, like with Giannis & Milwaukee. But Towns wanting out is more likely if MIN doesn’t get a D’Lo.

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      How? KAT makes almost 3 times what Tatum does.

      Try Tatum, Brown, Smart and multiple picks for KAT.

      • twolvesaremynightmare

        F that you stole KG so y’all ain’t getting anywhere near KAT

  2. phillyballers

    Crabbe cannot be traded in combination with another player. So you failed.

  3. If Minni, you to think hard if GSW offers DLo and their unprotected 1st for KAT.

    If they do that, the next move I’d consider is a swap of Wiggins and Love for better roster balance.

    • Wade Herbers

      DLo and a 1st wont cut it.’ MN is gonna ask for a haul.
      And MN and CLE prolly don’t want each others crap back again. Wiggens is very hard to trade. His pathetic effort , poor shooting and even worse defense turn people off.

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